April 25, 7:00 pm
Sex Trafficking: Can it happen to people like us?
Sex trafficking is not something that happens only in some neighborhoods or only to other people. Traffickers, who are most often known by their victims, strategically identify and target vulnerable people including children and youth. They pretend to understand and care. They offer emotional support or material things like nice clothes, a place to live, or a path to “get rich quick”.
Join us for an important conversation about how to talk to our children and grandchildren about what a healthy relationship looks like, interrupting unhealthy behaviors, identifying when unhealthy shifts to trafficking, and how advocating for a society that prioritizes eliminating family violence, homelessness, poverty, and racism is the best way of combating sex trafficking.
The speakers were:
- Wendy Ivy, Associate Executive Director, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
- Sara Manewith, Director, Response for Teens
- Amy Rubin, JCAST Chicago Coordinator
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